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JAMES VALLEY FAIR NOTES.
What is lintnt( Done to Make the
First Exhibition a Great Success.
1IABY NOTKS.
T. H. Can field of Lake Park, Minn.,
has eugaged space for a gar-loacl of pure­
bred cattle.
W. M. Chamberlio of New Rockford,
came down, yesterday, with seven horses
—three being racers.
It is again reiterated that every
Every man and boy in Stutsman coun­
ty who has a pony, should enter it for the
S50 purse for green running •ponies.
Applfcations for entry can be made tip
to noon of Oc:. 19th, by sending mime
and age of baby to Miss Greene, James­
town.
There is a universal cry going up from
babies over two years of age, not due to
teething or the colic, but of grief at be­
ing born too soon.
One most natural, one of a babe on its
back, playing with its toes, made the
writer feel inclined to borrow a baby for
one of the fair days. Mr. Benson is to be
at floral hall every day duriug the fair
and there ply his brush on the sketches
for baby visitors. This will be most en­
tertaining for the children of larger
growth. This work of Mr. Benson's is
due to his sympathy with "the cutest—
the prettiest, the sweetest baby" in each
home, that may fail, owing to the poor
judgement of the judges, to receive a
prize at the baby show.
Can any mother of "the dearest baby
in the world" ask moie?
Mr. B. S. Russell received the follow­
ing letter from a Fargo gentleman, which
explains itself, and shows that the win­
ner in the baby show will have no walk­
over, but will have to put on his sweet­
est smile: "My Dear Mr. Russell—I
have your kind letter of yesterday, with
circular inclosed. Now, you compliment
me highly when you ask me to aid you in
the
baby-show
business. I am that kind
of a fellow, like yourself, a trifle ancient
for active service, but still a warm advo­
cate and a great lover of babies gener­
ally. I have one of my own, or, rather,
my daughter has, that would capture the
prize among a thousand. While I object
to slang, yet I must say that our baby is
a 'Jim Dandy,' a jolly, jumping'Jim
Dandy. He calls me pop-pop '—he calls
his grandma 'nan-nan,' and, I tell you,
my friend, there are no words in the
English language, neither will there ever
be coined, so delightful to the ears of us
both, as this little rascal's pop-pop' and
'nan nan.' How handsome he is, how
bright he is, what a splendid specimen of
humanity—and he belongs to us! I am
not much on fairs or horse races, or any­
thing of that sort but, when it comes to
a baby-show, I am with you. I make my
entry now, and, I want you to under­
stand, I make it to win—whether the
prize be a blue ribbon or a thousand
acres ot Jim Valley dirt, a soil, by the
way, as rich as that through which
courses the
river
Jordan. I wish I had
time to tell you about our baby, but I can
not do it. The English language is not
adequate, and my French is rusty, and
my Latin and Greek both forgotten
years and years ago. I salute you, my
friend, and am sincerely yours, A. W.
Morton."
FAIR NOTES.
A fire and police force has been pro­
vided for and an ample force in atten­
dance day and night on the grodnds.
City merchants have made up a list of
liberal prizes for almost everything.
This list will appear in the premium list.
Our Catholic lady friends will hold a
bazaar next week, in connection with the
Valley fair, on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday.
Mrs. C. V. Brown, of Sykeston, has
sent down a large exhibit of paintings in
oil, and other art works for the fine arts
department.
L. G. Willis says there will not be
enough people left in New Rockford to
call the roll. They are coming to the
Fair and races.
The Gormully & Jeffery manufactur­
ing company of Chicago, ^vrite offering
one of their finest bicycl® lamps as a
premium for one of the bicycle races.
Superintendent McCabe, who is up the
line, telegrgptas that the Sykeston people
demand, and have been given, a special
train, which they expect to fill each day
of the Fair.
Twenty horses were entered for the va­
rious races up to last evening, and as the
time for entry does not expire in several
of the classes until Wednesday evening,
there is good reason to expect at least
forty horses here for racing purposes.
The superintendents of all departments
will please meet me at the J. R. N. bank,
at 7:i5 tomorrow morning, sharp, to re­
ceive badges and make last arrange­
ments. Be prepared to go from the bank
to the Fair grounds ready for duty. I. C.
Wade, general superintendent.
"Lost to sight, to memory dear."
Messrs. Topliff & Co.. jewelers, of 335
Robert street, St. Paul, formerly of
Jamestown, have sent up a full line of
handsome ribbon badges for all officers
and employes of the fair association.
This timely present save3 the association
considerable expense and is highly ap­
preciated.
Mr. Fred G. Topliff, of the firm of Top­
liff & Co., jewelers, of St. Paul,'out for
many years one of Jamestown's most
highly-prized citizens, has sent to the
president of the Fair association a solid
silver trophy, to be offered as a horse,
bicycle, or base ball premium. It is a
beautiful gift—and highly appreciated.
Barry Ingraham: "We have ordered
half a carload of cots, more or less, for
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caution will bt taken for the comfort and
safety of the babies.
E. P. Wells engages tpace for 2 car­
loads of horses and cattle from bis Cold
Spring farm at Grand Rapids.
In what does the first baby show re­
semble the first baby? It never ceases
to be a topic of absorbing interest.
mmmfm
fair week at the Capital house and are
going to be prepared for everybody."
Pointing to the register he said:—"Do
you see how we are filling up already?
Well, that's only a sample, wait till the
fair opens and it will take a man to count
'em as they pile in. Oh, yes, we'll be
ready for 'em."
To Parents:—The superintendent of
the Columbian celebration desires that
parents understand that their children
will be subject to no exposure or danger
from the elements. If the day is warm
and pleasant, the main exercises will take
place on the fair grounds, but should the
weather be inclement or cold, suitable
warm shelter has been provided and all
exercises will be had in a warm room.
All school children who join in the pa­
rade from school buildings to fair
grounds will be admitted free. Thin rule
applies only to those in the procession
and under the charge of the superintend­
ent,and teachers.
Close Up.—Every bank, merchant'and
other business man in the city, owes it to
himself, to the Fair management, and to
his employes, to close up liis place of
business from 1 to 5 or 6 p. m. on Wednes­
day, Thursday and Friday. If this is un­
derstood, there will be just as much busi­
ness done, and as many goods sold dur­
ing the forenoons and evenings as would
be by keeping open all day while, on the
other hand, no employe or visitor will be
kept away from the Fair, and its reve­
nues will be swelled accordingly. Better
help the fair out while it is running than
to be called on for a deficit after it is
over.
Who is attending systematically
to the matter of illuminations for the
two great night demonstrations Thurs­
day and Friday? Every widow up stairs
and down in business houses and resi
dencer should be prepared for the illu­
mination, with strips long enough to
cross the width of each window, and
with one or more candles opposite each
and every pane of glass, or not over
eight inches apart, is about what is
needed. Lamps are useless. The great
parade will almost certainly traverse the
length of Fifth avenue and oil streets
north of St. Paul street (near court
houses) north west of Third avenue and
east of sixth avenue. Within these limits
there should be a blaze of light. The ef­
fect would be greatly enhanced if citi­
zens would supply themselves with sky
rockets and Roman candles and put them
off as the parade passes their residences.
We want all our visitors to come again.
Don't let them go home feeling that
Jamestown is only a country village.
In spite of ail that has been said on
the subject, very little is being done to
put the city in decent condition to show
to the fair crowds. The sidewalks and
crossings are loose, broken and rotten,
the streets are uneven, rocky, covered
with old shoes and debris generally the
alleys are filthy, the yards all strewn
with leaves, straw, hay and dirt. Can we
afford as a city or as individuals to have
this disreputable condition continue dur­
ing the week. "By your works yo shall
be judged." By the surface indications
we will be judged. It means dollars and
cents to this city, that it shall maintain
its reputation as the neatest, cleanest
and thriftiest town in North Dakota.
Every idle man and team should be em­
ployed tomorrow, the last day, in clean­
ing up. Every member of the street com­
mittee of the city council should give his
time and personal attention to this work,
and every householder should equally
care for bis own premises.* Get oat and
hustle!
AMATEUR BICYCLE RACES.
Five events:—One mile race—Prize,
elegant mantel clock, presented by Pope
Manufacturing company. "Columbia"
wheels.
One half mile race—prize, "Brilliant"
lamp, presented by Gormully & Jeffery
Manufacturing company. "Rambler
wheels.
One half mile race—-prize, fine cycle
badge, compliments of Mr. F. G. Topliff,
St. Paul.
Ladies race, (half mile)—prize, plush
case fine scissors, presented by Mrs. O.
St. Chenery.
Slow race, (half mile)—prize, Cyclo­
meter, presented by Harry Svensgaard
Bicycle company.
To the Patrons of the Fair.
Those of you who desire flower, gar­
den and other seeds, such as the depart­
ment of agriculture supplier1, are
requested to registered their names and
postoffice addresses with the committee
on horticulture and iioraculture, Mrs.
S. L. Glaspell, superintendent. The list
will be sent me at Washington and as
soon as the seeds are ready I will send
them to parties registering—to the ex­
tent of three-fourths of the quota as­
signed me—and in the order or registra­
tion. Lyman R. Casey.
State Fair Grounds.
The two leading competitors for the
permanent location of the state fair will
be Jamestown and Grand Forks. The
manifest advantages in point of location
of this city will alone have great weight
in the selection. Speaking of what
Grand Forks is to do to get the prize the
Herald says:
"There was a good attendance at the
meeting held last evening at the rooms
of the Chamber of Commerce for the
purpose of taking steps towards the pur­
chasing and conveying to the state
suitable grounds for a permanent site
of the state fair. After a full discus­
sion of the matter, committees were
appointed with full authority to pro­
ceed in such away as they may deter­
mine to secure the requisite funds. As
heretofore understood by the readers
of the Herald, it is an absolute neces­
sity that the conveyance of the
grounds to the state be effected before
the convening of the next legislative
assembly, for at that time, if Grand
Forks shall have failed to comply with
the conditions imposed by the act and in
consideration of which the fair was
located here, it is moraliy certain the act
will be amended and the fair located else­
where. It is not necessary to urge the
advantages the fair brings to our city
and county. Interest in the matter com­
mensurate with its importance, together
with reasonably liberal responses to the
overtures of the finance committee will
readily secure all funds necessary to give
Grand Forks the permanent location of
the state fair. I
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CONGRESS CRITICISED.
On the Sunday Question and World's
Fair Closing.
When asked for his opinion concerning
the interference of congress with the Sun­
day question, in connection with closing
the World's fair gates on that day, Col.
R. G. Ingersoll, in a recent interview,
says:
"It would be as consistent, if congress
should pass a bill to the effect that it
would appropriate so much money to the
fair providing that none but members of
the Methodist church would be allowed
to enter the gates of the fair, or provid­
ing that none but Episcopalians be
allowed to make exhibits, or that none
but Presbyterians be given employment
by the management. In the first place
Sunday is a pagan day, sacred to the
sun. The Sabbath was for the Jews, aud
no other people. There is not a hint in
the Old Testament that any of the insti­
tutions Jehovah concocted for the Jews
were of any interest to others. The Jew6
were never commanded to convert or re­
form any other people. Their only duty,
tis Jehovah told it, was io kill them.
Jehovah never told them to send a mis­
sionary to any other country, or build a
schoolhouse in their own. The Sabbath
was established to commemorate the es­
cape of the Jews from Egypt, and nobody
but the Jews had any intereat. in keep­
ing it.
The day that christians now ljeep was
not the day that Jehovah sanctified. It
a little hard, of course, to see how a
space of time can be sanctified, or how a
vacuum can be made pious. The Sun­
day wo now have —that is, the modern
Sabbath—started in Scotland, where it
was thought wicked to resoue a drown­
ing child on that day, because the child
had been wicked enough to get into the
water on that day. This absurd idea of
Sunday was taken up by some Puritans
in England and transported to New Eng­
land, where it succeeded in making
everybody miserable at least one day a
week for about two hundred years. The
good old Puritans hated joy. I admit
that they were somewhat softened by the
use of rum. When under the influence of
liqucr they were much better people.
When they wore sober they hated
music and the theater and works of,
art, and tried to enjoy themselves
reading Deuteronomy. All of the
people who now oppose Sunday opening
of the fair came from ancestor* poisoneu
in this way. Their whole religion com­
mands that they increase the happiness
of God in making their neighbors miser
and at the same time better their own
chances for an eternal Sabbath. If their
doctrine is correct persons having beau­
tiful pictures in their homes should turn
them toward the wall on Sunday. Good
christii women should put their old
dresses over the statuary so that the
minds of the family would not be di­
verted from the Sabbath. All musical
instruments should be made dumb cn
that day. Of course the sun will shine,
the grass will grow, the brooks will mur­
mur, the birds will Bing and the buds
will burst into blossom, all of which
shows that God is not a christian.
*'To be sure the fair is the enemy of
orthodox Christianity and the church
ought to oppose it altogether. People
looking at the Apollo Belvedere will be
in danger of forgetting Abraham and
Joshua, and those who look at the Venus
de Milo will cease for a moment to be
afraid of hell. Beautiful landscapes will
woo the mind from the day of judgment
and the attribution box. One look at a
landscape by Corot will make the average
Chicago theologian forget the laBt ser­
mon he heard. Good music-weakens the
the creed, especially if heard on Sunday.
Besides, after looking at the wonderful
machinery, the engines and various de­
vices, a man will be in danger of putting
inventors above priests and parsons and
he may think that a goad manufactory
will help a town more than a poor pulpit.
Let the fair be closed on Sunday and
superstition will flourish. Give this
world over to the creeds and in a few
years there will be no fairs because there
will be nothing to show."
A TATTOOED MAN.
Bismarck Convict. Covered With
Quaint aud Curious Designs.
There is a prisoner in the Bismarck
penitentiary, whose initials are not J. G.
B., but who is decorated from head to
'oot with all sorts of curious devices, in
India ink. The colors are red and blue
and the man is a picture gallery on legs.
All prisoner? are stripped and a minute
description made of their person, on en­
trance to the prison. These records are
kept for future information. The follow­
ing is the description of a convict sen­
tenced to ten years' servitude, for burg­
lary, and whose life has mostly been
spent at sea. The description was copied
for Public Examiner Wallace, as a curi­
osity.
Two scars on back of head, left of cen­
ter. India ink dot on front center of
chin.
The following characters and designs,
iu India ink, are on the different parts of
the body named:
"One large ten-pointed star, red and
blue, on the top of each shoulder.
Gravestone, with enlarged base, be
neath weeping willow sailor resting on
left elbow on stone, on the right arm, be­
tween bhoulder and elbow.
Goddess of Liberty holding American
Flag in right nand, on right fore arm.
Full rigged sailing vessel on inside of
right forearm.
Red and blue ribbon bow below ship.
American flag below bow.
Small 3hip between ship and American
flag.
Fancy bracelet around right wrist.
Five-pointed star on right hand, to
right of base of thumb.
Ring on second linger of right hand.
American Coat of Arms, with globe for
background the top half of globe, only,
visible. Ship sailing over top of globe,
on upper part of left forearm.
Crucifixion, with spires of Jerusalem
in right background, and "Mary kneel­
ing at the left foot of cross, on left fore­
arm.
Cross, Anchor and Heart, grouped, rep­
resenting faith hope and charity, on in­
side of left forearm.
Sailor embracing girl, on lower part
of the inside of left forearm. Ship in the
background.
Fancy bracelet around left wri6t.
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Dagger running nearly vertical, on left
breast handle and part of blade above
nipple, and point and about one inoh of
blade below nipple intended to repre­
sent dagger stuck through breaBt behind
nipple.
Girl riding eagle with spread wings,
and holding American flag in right hand
on stomach just above navel the words
Young America in scroll beneath the
eagle.
One eight-pointed star just above each
knee-cap.
Spread-winged engle, with American
flag background, on inside of left leg, be­
tween knee aud ankle.
Man riding a hog, on outside of left
leg, between knee and ankle.
Dressed woman sitting in a chair, right
foot resting on left knee spread fan
above and to the right of her head, held
in bracket from back of chair on inside
of right leg, just below knee.
Six-pointed star on top of right foot.
World's Fair Notes.
A special appeal is made for a fine col
lection of vegetables of all kinds and de­
scriptions.
The chairman of the local committee
wri ,es that he has secured seventy-five
farm views in Cass county, and expects
about the same number to be secured in
Grand Forks county.
Among the attractions from this state
will be two complete sets of china dishes
made from clay found in this state. The
clay was sent east to manufactory a
short time ago. All models in clay from
this state will be made of native material
also.
Manager Dickey: "Speaking to a gen­
tleman .not long ago, on the subject of
grasses, I asked him bow many different
varieties of grasses he supposed there
were in the slate. He replied that he
guessed there were about six or eight
different kinds, upon which I told him
that collections had been made of a hun­
dred different kinds so far. We don't
know what a big state we live in yet.
About a week ago Manager Dickey
sent out a thousand circulars asking
that the recipient help to make a good
representation of the small grains grown
in bis county. Already answers have
been received from Pearce, Nelson, Rol
lette, Dickey, Barnes, Grand Forks. Bur­
leigh, LaMoure and Sargent counties,
showing that a good representation will
be made. Directions are given as to the
quantities desired, and how prepared.
There has been a space sixteen feet
square allotted to the to the display of
fruits and flowers, and Mre. Glaspell,
who has charge of that department,
wants all those who have any kind of
healthy plants, flowers and vines to ex­
hibit, to kindly let ber know beforehand.
There is space to fill, and the season of
the year is late for making any extended
exhibit of native flowers, or for decorat­
ing with autumn foliage or leaves. There
are liberal premiums offered for this de­
partment, and for the best display of
potted plants 83 will be allowed. The
committee is not asleep, and expect to
have a creditable display.
Urging United Action.
In the course of a business communi­
cation to the secretaries and members of
the farmers'alliances, M. D. Williams,
president of the state organization, ntges
the necessity of standing firmly together
in all matters for the farm and home
interest. He says:
"The Farmers' alliance of North Da­
kota has now reached a period where it
is very important that we shonld be
thoroughly organized,
and stand shoulder
to shoulder forour interests. No differ­
ence bow we may view the different
political parties, or through which party
we, as individuals, believe we can secure
justice to us as a class, it is evident that
the better we are organized and the
more thoroughly united we are, the more
benefits we can derive from our organiza­
tion and the more respect we will com­
mand from all parties, and the more
justice we will receive from our law
making power. It is self-evident that if
the farmers of the United States, being
the largest class in point of numbers,
had been thoroughly organized and
standing solidly for their interests all
these years, they would not now be
heggiog for justice, but would have been
in a position to command respect from all
classes.
The coming session of the state legis­
lature will be one of the most important
to the farmers ever held in the state, and
the farmers of North Dakota should be
organized and in position to Becure
justice at the hands of the law making
power of the state.
Pears'
Soap
The skin ought to be
clear there is nothing
strange in a beautiful face.
If we wash with proper
soap, the skin will be open
and clear, unless the
health is bad. A good
skin is better than a
doctor.
The soap to use is
Pears' no alkali in it. It
is perhaps the only soap
in the world with no al­
kali in it.
All sorts of stores sell
it, especially druggists
all sorts of people use it.
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Full-rigged ship on left hand, near
base of thumb.
Ring on
Becond
finger ot left band.
Manufacturers of
STRONG & CHASE.
James River Valley Fair
EVENTS,
Thursday Friday.
GRAND SALE.
tidies, Misses and Children's Cloaks, Jackets and Gar­
ments of every known quality, style and price. A full line
of staples and novelties, all new this season, (no old shop­
worn jag of samples), we can fit you! We can suit you, from
the largest, best and cheapest stock in the city. Special low
prices for Thursday and Friday. Come in before you buy and
let us verify our statements. Open evenings till 10 o'clock.
DRESS GOODS AND TRIMMINGS.
S AT ,*F! lErVEItTT.
We loudly proclaim the fact, without fear of a dissenting
voice, that we are the Dress Goods and Trimming House ot
Jamestown. We shall lay out for the occasion an elaborate
display of Dress Fabrics—representing everything the mar­
ket affords that is new and novel, to which we shall attach
the lowest possible price figure and earnestly invite you atten­
tion whether you area purchaser or not. We give free a
Standard Pattern with every Dress purchase at this sale.
Thursday jlistd IPtzzdjltx'.
OUR SPECIAL SALE OF
I I N E
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
Will be held more especially for our out of town friends and visitors
thus enabling them to purchase High Grade Millinery at about half the
usual price. We shall haue on exhibition about 350 trimmed Hats, Bon­
nets and Toques. Our prices will astonish you for cheapnesH.
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT GRAND EVENT.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
500 Suits for Men of all Shapes, Styles and Sizes—selected from
our immense stock, for their intrinsic ualue, their elegant style, their fine
tailoring, with the price of $15 tacked on each suit. We do not say they
are worth $20, we leave it to you BUT don't buy till you see them.
Others cover you, we clothe you—which do you want?
Grocery Department.
SHINING EVENT.
Don't Fail to Visit the Model Grocery Store
of North Dakota.
We can't give you more granulated sugar for a dollar than any one
else, but we can show you a complete Grocery Department in every de­
tail, which contains goods in this line that no other Grocery House within
a hundred miles dare handle. We allude to fine, fancy groceries.
We shall receive a full car of Fruit, Nuts and Con­
fectionery for the FAIR.
THE FINEST CONFECTIONERY ON EARTH, per lb. 25c
Fruits and Nuts of all kinds correspondingly low.
Make our store your home while in the city.
STRONG & CHASE,
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PRICE REGULATORS.
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ROLLER MILLS.
RUSSELL, MILLER MILLING COMPANY, Proprietors,
FLOUR AND FEED
THE CELEBRATED BRANDS:
Belle ot Jamestown. A Pat'nt. Golden Northwest
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